About the Guild

We are on Facebook now. Visit us at Greater Milwaukee Knitting Guild. The Greater Milwaukee Knitting Guild is open to anyone interested in knitting at any level. Our mission is to promote interest, appreciation, and skill in knitting. The Meetings are always the second Tuesday of every month except January and August. Social Hour begins at 6:15 pm. Our “Knitting Doctors” are also available at that time for advice and consultation on your knitting problems. The meeting begins at 7:oo pm followed by the Monthly Program. email us at gmkg@prodigy.net

Sunday, September 12, 2010

GMKG Newsletter- SEPT 2010



September 2010

September 2010 Knitting Guild Newsletter
Greetings one and all-

Here’s hoping that you all had a wonderful summer and are now gearing up for the mad dash that is fall (in knitters terms I am sure that is the “pre- holiday knitting frenzy”). Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Peggy and for those of you who don’t know me (or read the last newsletter) I am the new “editor in chief” of the GMKG newsletter. I have been a guild member for around 3 years, consider myself an “adventuresome beginner”, have grown quite a stash and have too many projects on needles to speak of. Three furbabies, a husband and one stepson round out my family picture and any one of those separately is a handful, let alone when you put them all together! I look forward to this next year and getting to know many of you.

I apologize that I have included no minutes from the last meeting- but alas I didn’t receive any so I will try and do better this next time around. The next meeting is Tuesday, September 13th in the dining room of Berstrom Hall, Mount Mary College. Social hour begins at 6:15pm and our “knitting doctors” are available at that time for advise and consultation on any knitting projects. The meeting itself starts at 7:00pm followed by the monthly program.

This month’s program is:
An Ergonomics Class for Knitters:
Avoiding Aches and Pains

Do you love to knit? Do you experience aches and pains while knitting? Do you want to learn how to reduce this discomfort? With a little knowledge and new discoveries, some easy changes will keep you knitting happily forever.

Dana Root, an ergonomist and physical therapist, will share her passion for ergonomics and her love of knitting while the knitter will learn how to avoid those knitting aches and pains.

This class is an excellent learning opportunity for every new and seasoned knitter.

The knitter will learn:
Why the body is at risk for knitting aches and pains.
What knitting methods may cause soreness.
Solutions for reducing knitting discomfort.
Exercises to interrupt knitting movements.

A self assessment ergonomics questionnaire will enable the knitter to focus on techniques that may cause discomfort.

The two hour session will involve active discussion, demonstration, and group participation. The knitter should bring an easy WIP. A power point presentation to compliment the session is optional.

It’s time to renew your Guild membership. Dues are $ 25.00 or $ 5.00 if you are a junior member. Please make checks payable to the Greater Milwaukee Knitting Guild or GMKG. A membership form is included in the newsletter. Please complete the information completely, even if you are renewing your membership. If you wish to receive your newsletter by regular mail, please provide us with 12 business size, self addressed stamped envelopes. If you have any questions please feel free to contact :

Remember- this is your newsletter-please don’t hesitate to send articles, information, questions or suggestions to me, but please do so by the 20th of each month so that I can try and each done and sent by month’s end.

Thanks and I look forward to a great year!

Happy Knitting